Lack of Sleep , Insomnia and Chronic Pain

Research conducted on 214 people who suffer from chronic face and jaw pain finds that those who dwell less on their ailments may sleep better and experience less pain on a daily basis.  Those who maintain negative thoughts about their pain don’t sleep as well and as a result  feel more pain  , according to Dr Luis Buenaver Ph D (John Hopkins University School of Medicine ).

80 percent of people with chronic pain experience sleep disturbances  and those whose sleep patterns are disturbed are more sensitive to pain , reporting more debilitative pain.

Cognitive therapy can play a big role in dealing with the pain  by changing the way they think about their pain.  Thus they could be eliminating the usage of sleeping pills or pain medicine.  Similarly those sufferring from Insomnia could benefit from this therapy.

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